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Color and Discovery - A Journey through Central America's Past
Bilingual coloring book and activity guide that introduces young children to Central American ceramics.
Provider: Smithsonian Latino Center
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Complementary Superheroes
Teacher-created lesson that uses the art of comic books to introduce young students to the color wheel and primary and secondary colors.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Critical Thinking Skills Through Vatican Stamps
Designed to support Catholic-school curricula, this guide to the Postal Museum’s collection of Vatican stamps can help introduce medieval and Renaissance art, Church history, Bible stories, or the lives of the saints.
Provider: National Postal Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Czech Book Covers of the 1920s and 1930s
Online exhibit featuring Czechoslovakian book covers from the 1920s and 30s. During the period between the two World Wars, the Czechoslovak Republic was an important and prolific center for avant-garde book design. Includes information on the four artistic movements prominent in Czechoslovakian avant-garde book design: Poetism, Constructivism, Surrealism, and Socialist Realism. Includes selected biographies, a bibliography, and an image gallery searchable by movement, author, or date.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Dinosaur Designs
Lesson has students do research on a dinosaur species while exploring the challenges of dealing with form and balance in sculpture. . They make 3-D models of their dinosaur with attention paid to correct proportions based on their research.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Director’s Choice: Achelous and Hercules
On this audio site with text and images, Smithsonian American Art Museum director Elizabeth Broun discusses the Thomas Hart Benton mural Achelous and Hercules.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Drawing from Life: Cartoons and Caricatures from the American Art/ Portrait Gallery Collection
Online exhibition featuring cartoons and caricatures by American artists from Smithsonian collections. Though overlooked for their whimsical nature, cartoons have a power and pervasiveness that cannot be ignored, especially in the political arena. Includes selected biographies and an image gallery.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Grade(s): General audience
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Dream Worlds: Modern Japanese Prints and Paintings from the Robert O. Muller Collection
Online exhibit highlighting modern Japanese prints from the Robert O Muller collection. Follows the influences that nature’s animals, Kabuki theater, light, and the female form had on Japanese prints and paintings.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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East of Eden: Gardens in Asian Art
Online exhibit looking at the cultivation and artistic representation of Gardens in East Asia with a focus on China and Japan. Shows the design elements that went into the gardens as well as examples, history, and significance of gardens as portrayed in Chinese and Japanese painting.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
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Grade(s): 9–12, General audience
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Ekphrastic Poetry Lesson
In this lesson plan, students view a work of art and articulate what they see. They go on to write their own ten-line ekphrasis—a poem inspired by a work of art.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): All grades
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Eye Contact Teacher’s Guide
This teacher's guide offers lesson plans that explore the various mediums of portraiture in the past century. The lessons encourage students to think critically as they view works of art and to make connections between visual and written expression.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Eye Contact: Modern American Portrait Drawings from the National Portrait Gallery
Online exhibition showcasing masterpieces of 20th-century portraiture from the National Portrait Gallery's drawing collections. Discusses the evolving themes, nature, and relevance of portraiture.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
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Grade(s): General audience
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Eying America: The Prints of Robert Cottingham
Online exhibition focusing on the background and work of artist Robert Cottingham. Includes a “More To It” section (under “On the Road”) that shows students how artistic decisions affect perception.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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Facing East: Portraits from Asia
Online exhibit following portraiture from across Asia, from the sculpted head of an Egyptian pharaoh to contemporary photos of Korean students and everything in between. These portraits collected from the Freer Sackler Galleries convey the distinct conceptions of self that emerged in specific artistic, cultural, geographic, and historical circumstances.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Faith and Form: Selected Calligraphy and Painting from Japanese Religious Traditions
Collectors discuss the religious meaning behind Japanese sculpture, calligraphy, and painting in this interactive. Includes audio interviews as well as a printable essay..
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Federalism to Jacksonian Democracy
Portion of the "Land and Landscape" module focusing on the influence of land ownership and the evolution of American civic ideas as seen through landscape.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8, 9–12
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First American Art
Online exhibit exploring the Native American aesthetic system through examples and discussions of seven principles: idea, integrity, emotion, intimacy, movement, composition, and vocabulary. Focuses primarily on modern art.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Flora of the Washington-Baltimore Area Kids Page
Learn about the kinds of plants in the Washington, DC- Baltimore area, and how to collect and identify them. Includes virtual activities for children, photo gallery, video of an expert, and a glossary.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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For All the World to See
Online exhibition explores the role of visual media, such as newspapers, photographs, and film, in shaping the fight for racial equality and justice in the United States. Associated educational resources hone skills of comparing and contrasting, image and object analysis, and making personal connections.
Provider: National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Franklin & His Friends
Portraits of Benjamin Franklin and other men who shared a passion for science.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
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Grade(s): General audience
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Frederic Church, Winslow Homer, and Thomas Moran: Tourism and the American Landscape
Website of the exhibition explores the promotion of scenic tourism in nineteenth-century America. Includes oil paintings, drawings, and watercolors, artist biographies, and collection organized by landscape geography.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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Freer and Sackler Galleries Scholarly Publications
Webpage with information on the scholarly journals in the field of Asian art published in part by the Freer and Sackler galleries, Ars Orientalis and Artibus Asiae.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Freer and Sackler Podcasts
Audio site with Asian music from the Freer and Sackler concert series, Radio Asia from Smithsonian Folkways Records, curatorial conversations about exhibitions, and excerpts from the “Silk Road Storytelling” series.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
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Grade(s): General audience
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Freer's Gift
“Asian Art Connections” teacher's guide containing information on Charles Lang Freer and his little-known Egyptian art collection. Includes a classroom activity and history about the importance of correctly proportioned images in Egyptian art.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
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Grade(s): All grades
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Fritz Scholder: Indian / Not Indian
Lesson plan on ways in which abstract-expressionist artist Fritz Scholder challenged stereotypes of Native American art, and the ways in which, more generally, the visual elements of a painting can express identity. In activities, students create a self-portrait and learn to recognize elements of abstract expressionism.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Gallery Guide: American Art
Website explaining Charles Freer's reasons for collecting nineteenth century American art along with Asian art and the aesthetic philosophy behind these paintings. Follows the aesthete movement headed by artist James Mcneil Whistler. Includes information, selected images and suggested resources.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Gallery Guide: Cave as Canvas
Website explores the spread of the Indian tradition of using caves as Buddhist sanctuaries and describes the decorations and murals found in Buddhist cave temples along the ancient Silk Road. Focused on China.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Gallery Guide: Luxury Arts of the Silk Route Empires
Website discusses how the silk road fostered a global transfer of goods and culture. Focused on the luxury items that made their way along the trade routes, such as objects made of silver or gold. Images from selected objects in the galleries are included.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Gallery Guide: Understanding South Asian Art
Website presenting the basics for understanding the art of Jainism, Buddhism and Hinduism. Includes sculpture and paintings from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bhutan.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Gallery Guide: Visual Poetry
Website on the co-evolution and eventual separation of the written word and painting in Iran, Persian poetry and painting with a focus on the Persian painter Riza Abbasi, and portraiture in Iran.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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